Mid-life can be a time of significant change in women’s lives. The average Australian woman reaches menopause at 51 years of age. Most women experience relatively mild symptoms, like the infamous hot flushes. Others experience more extreme symptoms for which they can seek support.
Menopause is a natural event for women. In the lead-up to menopause, your ovaries may not produce an egg each month which means changes in the hormone circulating in your body. Menopause may occur naturally or as the result of cancer therapies or surgery.Learn more
Most women experience symptoms at menopause. Usually, these are manageable but some women experience troublesome symptoms that are severe or persist for many years.Learn more
Unpleasant or uncomfortable menopause symptoms can be managed in a variety of ways ranging from changes in lifestyle and diet to prescription medication and psychological treatments.Learn more
Women whose periods stop completely and permanently before age 40 are said to have premature menopause. The symptoms of early menopause are the same as those of natural menopause at the usual time of life.Learn more
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